Illinois Workers’ Comp ClaimDate: Dec 5, 2018

If you work in Illinois and you are injured on the job, you are entitled to collect workers' compensation benefits. Illinois' workers' compensation law is a no-fault. This means that you do not need to prove that your employer failed to provide adequate protection against possible injury. You only need to prove that you were injured at your workplace or as a result of working for your employer. Illinois law mandates that all employers in the state provide workers’ compensation. They likely do this through a private insurance company as only the largest companies with hundreds of employees are financially stable enough to be self-funded. This insurance program will pay for your medical expenses, a portion of your lost wages or even help prepare you for a new job if your injuries prevent you from returning to your old one. If you suffer a permanent injury, workers' compensation will often…

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Illinois Workers’ CompensationDate: Nov 30, 2018

If you work in Illinois and have been injured on the job, you’re eligible to receive workers’ compensation. Yet you may not know anything about the workers’ compensation program. What Is Workers’ Compensation? Workers' compensation is an insurance program that every employer in the state needs to carry. It provides their employees with benefits for injuries that take place in the workplace or illnesses that arise out of the job. Employers in every state are required to carry workers' compensation insurance, although states often differ in their approach to the program. For instance, some states don't require employers to have workers' comp insurance if they employ fewer than a minimum number of employees. Many other states have no such restrictions. In Illinois, anyone who employs even one person must provide workers' compensation insurance. All employees injured on the job, who have contracted an illness while on the job or have…

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Can I Choose My Own Doctor in a Workers’ Compensation Case?Date: Oct 22, 2018

If you are injured on the job, Illinois law allows to pick your own doctor. Often times when injured on the job your employer sends you to a clinic to be treated. While this may be acceptable if you have a minor injury, but if you have a serious orthopedic injury or you need surgery you should pick a doctor you feel will worry more about you than your employer. If you are injured on the job in Illinois, you need a lawyer that will explain to you all of your options. Seeking care helps you get the treatment you need but also helps you establish the type and severity of your injury, so your choice of medical professionals can impact your case. Can I Choose My Own Doctor in an Illinois Workers' Compensation Case? In Illinois, you can see a doctor of your own choosing. This is important since…

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What to Do If You Are Injured at WorkDate: Oct 12, 2018

Knowing what to do if you are injured at work is crucial to ensure you get the help and benefits you need. In Illinois, you must follow specific steps so your injury is covered by workers’ compensation. Making mistakes can hurt your workers' compensation claim. Call workers' compensation lawyer George Argionis, he will walk you through the process. What to Do After a Workplace Accident If you are injured at work in Illinois, you will want to follow these four steps. 1. Report the Injury to Your Employer Always report your injury immediately; it is better if you do it in writing. Usually, your employer will have a form to fill out. Also always try to get a copy of your report. Workers' compensation insurance companies often deny claims because you did not report them immediately. Even if your Your employer may have a specific process for reporting a work…

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On-The-Job InjuriesDate: Oct 3, 2018

Illinois workers' compensation law protects all people who are injured while working. Your are entitled be paid while you are recovering; your are entitled to the best medical care; and you are entitled to a cash settlement. On the job injuries can cause financial hardship. While you are recovering, you may not be able to work, which can significantly impact your earnings. States have workers’ compensation programs to help injured workers get benefits to replace lost income and pay for medical care. For those who qualify for workers' compensation, injuries can be a little less daunting. Your employer's insurance company will not tell you ALL of the benefits your are entitled to. If you are injured, report your injury to your supervisor immediately, and go see a doctor. Often times workers' compensation insurance companies deny claims because a worker delayed reporting the injury or delayed in going to see a…

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